Weather update 24 January

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a warning about potential impacts of the tropical low system, likely to form into Tropical Cyclone Kirrily currently tracking towards the north Queensland coast.

On the Gold Coast, it’s there is a chance of thunderstorms over the weekend which could lead to localised flash flooding.

We’re urging Gold Coasters to Get Ready.

There are a few steps you can take to be prepared…

  • Knowing your risks based on your location
  • Creating a household emergency plan
  • Packing an emergency kit
  • Checking your insurance
  • Staying updated at

As a precaution sandbag stations will open from Thursday midday until 6pm and Friday 8am to 5pm, they are located at:

  • 196 Old Pacific Highway, Pimpama (next to City of Gold Coast Coomera Depot)
  • 42-44 Boyd Street, Bilinga (use the service road, next to the City of Gold Coast Tugun Depot)
  • 61 Hutchinson St, Burleigh Heads (Reedy Creek Waste and Recycling Centre)

Signage will be in place on site to direct motorists to the sandbagging stations.

Fallen trees

Make sure your property is safe from fallen or damaged trees. If you have concerns, contact an arborist as soon as possible to have any dangerous issues fixed. Avoid visiting public spaces that have been impacted by fallen or damaged trees and stay away from any debris. To report fallen / damaged trees log it in the Report a Problem City App.

Prepare your property for severe weather, if you require a tarp or re-tensioning of your existing tarps please call SES 132 500 or skip the queue using the SES Assistance QLD App.

Operation Clean Up

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